Lowe, Gillian; Halliday, S.; Hickling, Frederick W.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Evaluation of a Community Mental Health Aftercare Programme for Acute Mentally Ill Patients in a Psychiatric Ward of a General Hospital [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Objective: To evaluate a community mental health aftercare programme in the management of acute mentally ill inpatients. Method: The community mental health programme was implemented in Sepetember 2001. All patients (n = 510) admitted to the psychiatric ward between October 1, 2001 to September 30, 2002, were examined and followed for a period of one year. The clinical outcome for the patients (n = 278) admitted in the pre-community mental health programme (pre-CMH), was compared with the clinical outcome of patients....